Biomes: Identify and create the main biomes on Earth

Learn about the main biomes on Earth and where they are located with our new Biome Generator. You will be able to adjust different parameters to build your own biome and observe the result of your changes instantly!

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Biomes are literally all around you - you even live in one! In this simulation, you will learn about the concepts of Biodiversity, Biomes and Ecosystems, and you will also be able to locate the main biomes on Earth.

Learn about the different biomes on Earth

With our Biome Generator, you can freely experiment and adjust different parameters to create different biomes. Identify the main parameters that define the major biomes on Earth, such as climate, flora, fauna and geology, to understand where they are located.

Re-create Earth’s main biomes

Try as many times as you need to generate the different biomes. In our Biome Generator, you will be able to see how your choices will influence the final result. Made a mistake? No worries, try again!

Find the right match for each biome

Once you have built your own biome, you will be able to see how they match to the ones on Earth. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes - our friendly virtual assistant Dr. One can help and point you in the right direction.

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Learn about the main biomes on Earth and where they are located with our new Biome Generator. You will be able to adjust different parameters to build your own biome and observe the result of your changes instantly!

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Learning objectives

At the end of this simulation, you will be able to...

  • Explore the definitions of ecosystems, biodiversity and habitats.
  • Define and relate biomes, ecosystems and habitat
  • Explain the basic concept of biodiversity
  • Differentiate between the different biomes
  • Relate climate and geology to the structure and biogeography of biomes and ecosystems
Simulation features

Length: 35
Accessibility mode: Available
Languages: English (United States)

NGSS

HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-5

IB

4.4 Climate change

C.2 Communities and ecosystems

C.3 Impacts of humans on ecosystems

4.1 Species, communities and ecosystems

AP

Biology Unit 8: Ecology